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  2. Lowejackson

    New guy from Indiana

    Another welcome from Europe
  3. Ron@Optimum

    First attempt at using Gloss Coat

    Your methodology is fine. Hyper Polish can be applied by hand with a microfiber or pad. You can apply Gloss-Coat to any exterior hard surface, including glass - the admonition against glass is that wipers will remove the Coating, greatly reducing the durability. It works great on wiperless glass.
  4. Ron@Optimum

    Optiseal right after gloss coat application

    Both methods will work, there is no recommended wipedown - but you don't need to go back over Opti-Seal after application.
  5. model3-415

    Optiseal right after gloss coat application

    after the gloss coat is applied and you wait an hour to apply opti-seal.... Should it be applied using the small circle application (deliberate circles, flash and wipe) or the wipe down "drying agent" method (less methodical wipedown)
  6. model3-415

    First attempt at using Gloss Coat

    Well done. Curious similar question. I will be applying gloss coat for the first time on my new white model 3. I am not a professional by any means but an eager DIYer. Assuming there are no major blemishes, can I just use the following in the following steps: 1) ONR, 2) Paint Prep, 3) Optimum Gloss Coat? If there is any marring, it should be minor but would hand polishing it with hyper polish do the trick? What do you suggest to apply the hyper polish with? Lastly, other than the windshield, what should gloss coat NOT be applied to on the outside. From reading around, I assume can be applied to any hard exterior surface (lights, chrome, wheels, plastic)?
  7. Ron@Optimum

    New guy from Indiana

    I lived in Bloomington for 5 years, both my kids were born there, tough duty for a Boilermaker!
  8. Setec Astronomy

    New guy from Indiana

    Yeah...I don't like the Carrier dealer too much. I think they are also the Trane dealer, I'll have to look into that...I've been somewhat unimpressed with Trane on the commercial end, I mean not 5 alarm fire unimpressed, just stupid stuff that doesn't really seem like it should happen. 3 cars a week, that's pretty good!
  9. Hoosier Autoshine

    New guy from Indiana

    I've been to Fort Wayne a couple of times and from down around Bloomington
  10. Hoosier Autoshine

    New guy from Indiana

    OK I get where you're going with your question now and I would by far stick with Carrier over Lennox. They are miles ahead of what Linux does another option might be to look at train they do a lot of this higher end zoning variable speed options. As far as the detailing goes I'm just getting started But I am staying booked For part time meaning about 3 cars a week and really enjoying it so thanks for asking
  11. Setec Astronomy

    New guy from Indiana

    No...it doesn't really help. I'm familiar with the commercial application, but recently both Carrier and Lennox have come out with home systems that use proportional burners and...VRF? Variable speed condensing units. Carrier supports up to 8 zones while Lennox only 4. In theory this sounds like a good idea (on a number of levels), particularly with the trend in new construction towards multiple units to destrat multiple floors...a lot simpler to do it with one variable system (from some perspectives). I just don't know if this is one of those ideas that sounds good but doesn't really work out, particularly in a retrofit application, where it's likely to take a bit of demo to get the zone valves in, etc. I'm not sure the Lennox system even supports enough slaved zone valves (I'm talking VAV dampers) to cover all my registers without a huge duct redo. Plus all the thermostats have to be hardwired (I kind of thought only the main one and the rest would be WiFi). It just sounds like it will be really expensive and maybe will be a white elephant...Lennox for one has had some miscues, like when they based that forced-air heating system on a stainless combination water heater and boiler, where they were taking the hot water off to a coil in the air handler. That was an early high-efficiency system, maybe 20 years ago, and I'm sure resulted in a lot of customers that had neither heat or hot water, I had talked to a Lennox dealer at the time and he said he wouldn't install them anymore after doing a couple and I think taking one out. So anyway...how's the detailing business going?
  12. Ron@Optimum

    New guy from Indiana

    I'm from Fort Wayne but have been gone a long, long time...
  13. Hoosier Autoshine

    New guy from Indiana

    VAV systems or "variable air volume" Systems have been around for a long time in larger commercial buildings. I have dealt with Carrier a few times but not with Lennox. In many areas these are kind of being phased out because they are not that efficient. A lot of places are going to systems that are VRF Or variable refrigerant flow which gives a lot more control and comfort to the individual offices however that does come with a price tag Does that help
  14. Setec Astronomy

    New guy from Indiana

    Welcome to the forum! I'm going to take you right up on that HVAC advice--what do you think of these home VAV systems that Carrier and Lenox and probably others have come out with?
  15. Hoosier Autoshine

    New guy from Indiana

    Hey hey
  16. A&J

    New guy from Indiana

    Welcome to the forum buddy. Greetings from Europe 🖖
  17. Hoosier Autoshine

    New guy from Indiana

    Thanks
  18. Hoosier Autoshine

    New guy from Indiana

    Hello Ron. What part of Indiana are you from?
  19. Dion

    New guy from Indiana

    Welcome to the forum. It’s a great place to hang out, all of the guys are very helpful here.
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  21. Ron@Optimum

    New guy from Indiana

    Welcome to Optimum from a fellow Hoosier -
  22. Hoosier Autoshine

    New guy from Indiana

    Hello my name is Jake Graf and I recently started a detailing business "Hoosier Autoshine" here in Indiana as a part time gig that I hope might turn into full time. I am the father of 7 kids and love detailing. I am also very knowledgeable about heating and cooling since I have done that over the last 20 years. hopefully I can offer some advice on that kind of stuff while you all help me with the car care questions Jakew
  23. SOF

    SEMA 2018

    Thanks Ron, I’ll get the “old stuff” and remove with PC once the “new stuff” is released.
  24. Ron@Optimum

    SEMA 2018

    I understand the Clear Coat Restorer will be available sometime during the first quarter, nothing yet on the other products.
  25. SOF

    SEMA 2018

    Any word whenbthe new products will be available to the public? I bought a new truck and want to give it the Opti-works treatment and would like to apply the new Opti-stuff like the tire gel. Thanks Matt.
  26. Setec Astronomy

    New to the product and lots of questions

    I don't know, but to me, you gents who are saying that your towels get dirty because they get into places the BRS can't....kind of is saying to me you need a different wash media that gets into all the places!
  27. gspam1

    New to the product and lots of questions

    I use multiple drying towels. I like the 16" Pluffles by The Rag Company. I will always get a little bit of dirt on the drying towel because it can reach into places the BRS can't. If a drying towel shows dirt, I just grab another one. Just as easy to wash 4 towels as wash 1 towel.
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